Beer-Brined Grilled Pork Chops

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Petite Mommy

Moist pork chops soaked in a beer brine then grilled. The cooking time does not include 4hr-overnight marinating time. (Recipe courtesy of

Top Review by Bunkabihari

These were so juicy and flavorful. I ended up using maple syrup instead of molasses and thyme instead of sage in the final garlic rub but it worked out really well. My husband loved them and so did I! Thanks for a delicious brine and the great idea of a final rub before cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the water, beer, salt, brown sugar and molasses in a large bowl. Stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Stir in the ice.
  2. Place the pork chops in large resealable plastic bag. Pour beer brine over the pork chops and seal the bag. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, black pepper and sage.
  5. Remove the pork chops from the brine and rub them with the garlic mixture.
  6. Grill the pork chops for 6 to 8 minutes per side, until they are cooked through.
  7. Transfer the chops to a platter and let them rest for a minute or two before serving.

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